Activities for Individuals

Healing Roots facilitates a discussion every month for our Learning Community at the Midtown Global Market in South Minneapolis at 920 East Lake Street. Participants at each meeting pick the topic and the date for the next meeting. (We have found that choosing one regular day of the week always leaves someone out, so the day of the week varies.) Everyone is welcome. For some topics, we invite people to do some research beforehand to share, but that is not a prerequisite. There is no charge for attending.

We choose topics on modern European American culture or whiteness, particularly to build our skills at facilitating discussions and educating others about what needs to be transformed for an equitable, just, and healthy society, We may also choose topics to learn about our root cultures and draw resources from them to replace whiteness, for health and healing, and to add richness and meaning to our lives.

European American Learning Community

Topic for Discussion: Finding Resources in Your Culture

Monday, February 19
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Midtown Global Market, 6:30- 8:00 pm
920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN
We will meet in the area between Mapps and La Loma.

One of the insights we have gained is that knowing your own culture, both its weaknesses and strengths, is essential for doing cross-cultural and cultural change work. Many of the defects in our culture can be glaringly obvious, and it is often difficult for people to see the resources in their current culture and find resources in their ancestral cultures. We will share some of the resources we have found that have been helpful for our work and offer suggestions for those who are just beginning their study of culture.

European American Identity and Culture Workshops

In this 6 hour workshop, we explore whiteness, modern European American culture, and our root cultures as dimensions of our identity.

We ask such questions as:

  • What are the characteristics of European American culture?
  • What is a healthy cultural identity? How does knowledge of your culture inform your work in communities of many cultures?
  • How does knowledge of your culture help you to be in healthy relationship to those of other cultures?

We will be offering the workshop again in 2018. Stay tuned for more information or send us your email address if you would like to be notified when the next workshop will take place.

Contact Janice Barbee at for more information.